There’s some things about Loki in the Avengers that don’t add up.
In first photo he looks like he was falling through a space dumpster - but he was relatively OK.
In second picture, a year (or so) after he fell through abyss, he looks like a drug addict in desperate need of a dose. He is all sweaty, shaky, his eyes are hollow, he is pale, and stumbles when he walks.
Why would Loki exchange unlimited power (he knew exactly what the Tesseract was since it was once held in Odin’s treasury) that he could have used to get ALL the realms if he wanted to for just Midgard? It doesn’t make sense.
And in the end- when he said “I’ll have that drink now” after getting Hulk smashed, didn’t he seem different? Like he had snapped out of something?
What the hell happened to him?
Thanos, that’s what. I believe after Loki got a glimpse of the Tesseract, Thanos somehow learned about it and abducted Loki. Tortured, threatened, put put him on a “drug” of some sort- maybe the scepter or some other sort of energy, poisoned Loki’s mind.
Thanos’s influence brought out features Loki already had and made them grotesque- all his anger, pain, jealousy, thirst for attention, taste for mass destruction. Once done, Loki became a tool for Thanos.
The way Loki kept talking about freedom- wasn’t it suspicious? Wasn’t it like a subconsciousness cry for help?
(To those who think this theory is an attempt to vindicate Loki’s actions and make him “innocent”- it’s not.) The scepter’s control was not breaking a man’s personality and creating something new- no- it was bringing up characteristics of the man and making them extreme.
the bit mentioned, “The scepter’s control was not “breaking man’s personality and creating something new”- no- it was bringing up the strongest characteristics of the man and making them extreme.”
Remember when Bruce was getting kind of worked up
and he grabbed that fucking scepter?
ALL OF IT. You’re brilliant and I love you, beautiful individual that wrote this.
Headcanon accepted and filed in the official library under the letter B for Brilliant.
(PLEASE NOTE: I’ve made changes to this post to cut back on length and improve the organization of the argument)
The Scepter is basically the One Ring of Power. And this is 100% my take on Loki’s time between “Thor” and “Avengers”, jsyk.
That’s one of the Tesseract’s primary effects on the mind - amplifying whatever madness lies within. It did the same thing to Johann.
Since I’m doing Sherlock Everyday Countdown to Season 3, I felt like I should match it 1 for 1 with my real fandom haha =P Trying to practice some composition here, I wanted something simple but the rendering got out of control… (2 of 16)
Ok. So do you know how in the original Thor: the dark world script Loki was supposed to die but in the last moment they changed it and added the last scene with Odin (Loki) and Thor because they realized how popular Loki was?
This means that when they first filmed Loki’s death scene they didn’t know he was going to be revived. In that scene Loki was really dying. For real. No tricks. Loki was being sincere about his last words because he was supposed to get redemption through his death (yeah, cliché as shit)
So when people says he is lying in these gifs:
He was actually being genuine in the original script (of course with the new added scene this gets a totally different meaning but at least we can say Tom’s acting here was 100% sincere, when he said “I didn’t do it for him” he wasn’t thinking “I did it for myself hehe”)
In this interview ^ Alan Taylor says that initially this scene was very different from the final result. I think the reason is because at first this scene was *LOKI’S DEATH*, It had to be really important and dramatic because he is a well loved character and that was his last time in the Marvel franchise AND ALSO BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE A GREAT TRAUMA FOR THOR AND THIS WAY HE WOULD GROW AS A CHARACTER.
But with the changes (aka. Loki lives) they had to tone down the drama because “why all the tears and drama? he is still alive, let’s cut this or Thor will look like an idiot for crying and not realizing he is being tricked again! Let’s get over this quickly, plot plot plot!”
I am not saying the final result is non-dramatic, but taking into account what Alan said I think this is what happened
and it bothers me
This is the moment when Kurse walks up to his cell and just from looking at him for two seconds, instinctually knows he’s too dangerous to let out.
I love how unafraid Loki is. Or rather, how courageous he is. How resourceful, how poised to use any eventuality to his advantage. If anyone ever says he’s a coward, they haven’t seen this movie.
I just really love how Kurse was just basically LOL I AINT TOUCHIN THAT WITH A TEN FOOT POLE
I love this scene. I love that the two of them basically circle each other like predators AND KURSE BLINKS FIRST. He’s the one who backs away. Even other predators know who’s king here. Look at that little smile in the first gif. He’s not the slightest bit intimidated. He’s faced the worst the universe has to offer. Let unstoppable darkness get back to him when its got a resume. It’s Loki’s version of the same smile Thor gets when he’s about to lay something to waste. It’s the smile of a man who’s not really taking your threat seriously. Let it never be said that Loki’s not a bad ass. He is. Of the first order. And in addition to that he’s dangerous in a way Thor never will be.
Guys. Loki is so dangerous that it took an entire team of SIX FREAKING SUPER HEROES to bring him down. And even then, the Hulk was the only thing that could get the job done somewhat decently. But even after the Hulk had smashed him around like a rag doll, Loki wasn’t even that badly off. He had a few scratches here and there, but to be honest he looked worse at the beginning of Avengers when he’d just come through the Tesseract. He was up and walking a few minutes right after his altercation with the Hulk, and if he’d had a few minutes more to heal, you bet your ass that Loki would’ve gotten up and returned to his rampaging. He is not someone to mess with.
Loki is the absolute deadliest kind of threat because you don’t know what to expect from him. He’s the freaking God of Mischief and Lies. His innate skill is knowing how to attack you in the way you least expect or even know how to defend yourself from. And not only does he have the brains, but as evidenced by his numerous fights with Thor whom he holds his own pretty well against—he batters Thor around quite a bit in the first movie, and it takes Thor placing Mjolnir on Loki’s chest to end the fight—Loki has the brawn too. Sure, he’s not built like Thor or Captain America, and he doesn’t have the robotic strength of Iron Man, but he is a trained fighter. He’s a goddamned prince of Asgard, of course he’s trained for battle. So put together his crazy and ridiculously cunning intellect with lethal fighting ability AND HIS FUCKING MAGIC, and you have some scary shit.
The monster parent’s tell their children about, indeed.
I tried to resist
Loki promo for Thor:The Dark World (in HQ here)
Loki never went to his mother’s funeral
if you don’t shut your mouth we’ll be going to yours
THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT
Let’s just take a second to appreciate that Loki fights like his mum.
And that’s awesome.
"Loki, sweetheart, you cannot fight just like Thor. You are puny. Your best tools are speed, cunning, and magic."
"But isn’t magic cheating, mother?"
"In war, the cheaters live, honey."
I think I remember an interview of Tom’s where he talked about how he and the actress who played Frigga really wanted to run with the idea that Loki always still really cared about his mom and she taught him pretty much everything he knows, so I imagine this was intentionally worked with on both of their parts if not on the director’s part as well. I love it when fighting styles come to play in Marvel movies, because a lot of care is taken into those subtle things, you know?
Am I not your mother?
Dark World was thoroughly enjoyable and Loki is officially back in my good books.
Imagine if Jane had to pull him away, maybe he left something with him so he wasn’t there alone.
Loki would almost flinch when the first tear fell on his face. As Thor whispers;
'I hope you're with Mother and that you find the peace you so desperately seek'
'Would that I could take you with us, Brother'
And when they’re gone Loki sits up
"I thought they would never leave"
But he’s shaken